CCSD Earns High Approval Rating Marks in Regional Report More than 76% of residents polled rank Cherokee Countys public schools as excellent or good in a new regional report the second-highest school approval rating in metro Atlanta. The poll, which was recently published by the Atlanta Regional Commission, found 35.6% of respondents describe Cherokees schools as excellent, and 40.6% describe them as good, for a total that trails only Fayette County. The remainder was split between fair (10.8%), poor (4.3%) and dont know (8.7%). Residents were polled in thirteen metro counties and in the city of Atlanta. These results affirm what we already know to be true: our students, parents, employees, volunteers, partners and School Board are working together to continuously improve teaching and learning, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. We appreciate the support of our community and recognize the confidence placed in our School District. Were committed to further strengthening our schools and seeing our approval ratings rise to even higher levels.